I just tracked down an interesting gotcha in Illustrator 2020 (just released). Even if you tell it to keep your prior settings, it insists on setting “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities” to True in the SVG options dialog.
You’ll know this has occurred when the GFUI errors out after the grouping operation when loading an svg file.
As a reminder,
- make sure Image Location is “Embed,”
- uncheck “Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities,”
- make sure decimal places is set to at least “3” if you use inches, and
- uncheck “Responsive”
in the SVG option dialog when performing a Save As…